• Kyodo


Major computer makers Toshiba Corp. of Japan and IBM Corp. plan to use the wireless technology of Motorola Inc. in their products, officials at the companies said Monday.

Motorola’s technology, embedded in personal computers, peripherals and cellular phones, will enable the transmission of data between these devices without the clutter of wires and cables, the officials said.

Toshiba and IBM plan to build the technology, known as Bluetooth, into some of their personal computer lines, enabling automatic transfer of data to electronic devices up to 9.1 meters away, they said.

The technology, emerging as a next-generation worldwide industry standard for high-speed radio transmission, features low electricity consumption and fewer disruptions than conventional infrared transmission of data, they added.